Kirkwall is a beautiful place with some lovely scenery, whether you are taking a walk or whizzing around the winding lanes on your bike. Kirkwall is so breathtakingly beautiful that a visitor wants to be in tip-top condition to appreciate and enjoy their time there.
Road hazards for cyclists
Cycling round the twisty lanes with should be a joy, unless some crazy motorist or wild animal cuts across your path and sends you flying. Cyclists and motorcyclists are especially vulnerable because their bodies have no protection (the helmet protects the skull to some extent), leaving you with little option but to seek out an injury claim in Kirkwall solicitor.
Making a compensation claim
If you have suffered injuries because someone separated you from your bike – pedal or motor – you could be entitled to make an injury claim in Kirkwall if your accident and injuries meet these three conditions:
- Your accident was caused by another person or organisation;
- You received medical attention for your resulting injuries; and
- The accident and injuries happened within the last three years.
What does making an injury claim in Kirkwall have in common with other non-fault injury claims? Well, firstly there’s the pain and inconvenience of your injuries. You might be off work as a result and lose income. You might be unable to care for your young family.
You may find that in addition to NHS treatment, you need private therapies to help you recover. All these consequences cost money. What’s more, if it’s a road traffic accident, there’s the whole business of dealing with the motor insurance companies.
What offers may be made when making an injury claim in Kirkwall?
Beware of accepting any offer that comes in soon after the accident from the defendant’s insurers; there’s a good chance that your injury claim in Kirkwall is worth more than that. You need to find out the market value of your claim, and luckily there are law firms who can do just that for you.
Talk to the experts
Accident Advice Helpline have a personal injury calculator. You can use it online when you take the 30-second test, or you can talk to one of our professional trained advisers who will help you to assess your claim and whether it is likely to be successful.
You can reach us on our 24/7 helplines on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or on 0333 500 0992 from your mobile. Let us handle the legal hassle for you while you concentrate on your recovery. Contact us today.